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Today 6:00 pm – 3:00 am
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113 St Marks Pl New York, NY 10009
113 St Marks PlUSNYNew York10009
$$$Bar, Cocktail BarToday 6:00 pm – 3:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 6:00 pm – 3:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 3:00 amSunday 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
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Patrons who enter through a phone booth in Crif Dogs next door sip novel cocktails in a dark space.- Google
People talk about phone booth, hot dogs, t tell, bartenders and tater tots
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Andrew Froehlich
reviewed a week ago
The idea of the place is fantastic; entering through the phone booth in a hot dog shop is cool enough. Crif Dogs is solid for a late-night hot dog also, by the way. But dealing with the establishment to even get in can be a headache. They have a reservation line that opens at 3PM every day to make a reservation for that night. On more than 2 occasions, myself and my 3 friends tried calling a few times a minute each for over 20 minutes at 3PM never getting through. Calling again later after the calls die down leads to them saying they are booked. We did get lucky once and got a reservation, and we enjoyed the time quite a bit with some solid, albeit pricey, drinks at a decent hour. The only other time we've gotten in, we had to walk in after 1AM, and the atmosphere was completely different. The ambiance of the speakeasy was gone, people were acting like drunk idiots, and the magic was just completely gone. If you can figure out how to get a reservation, by all means, check the place out. But don't plan on it being in your schedule for the night.
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Raffi Asdourian
reviewed 2 weeks ago
PDT is probably the most well known speakeasy in NYC. Entry is gained by entering through a phonebooth found in the East Village hot dog spot Crif Dogs, dialing up the number and hoping there is room at the bar. Once you enter through this hidden door, you'll find a dimly lit magical space with stuffed animals adorning the walls that is matched by polite etiquette expected of its patrons. All the drinks are amazing and expertly crafted, from a bacon style old fashioned to a smoky mezcal concoction with chilli and cucumber. Also, one of the perks of drinking in PDT is access to the specialty hot dogs created by celebrity chefs like David Chang's Kimchi covered hot dog to Wylie Dufresne delightful curry flavored dog, with flash fried mayo and tomato molasses. Bottom Line: This is a very cool spot to bring a date or group of friends but the wait to get in can be long due to the small capacity. Pro tip, reservations open daily by phone at 3pm which is the best way to guarantee easy entry, just be prepared to hit redial.
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Carolyn De Melo
reviewed a month ago
Getting reservations is extremely difficult, but the experience of a hot-dog speakeasy is worth it just once. We originally came here to use the secret entrance, and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the bartenders and the drinks, especially one that tasted like alcoholic milk. The decor is dated, on purpose, but it does seem a little dusty in there, which never jives with me for anywhere that serves food.
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Chris Ross
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Go for the cocktails, stay for a few dogs. One of the most enjoyable thing about PDT is the exclusive feeling of walking in. Entering through a phone booth in a wall of a hot dog joint is quite the "awesome" when it comes down to it. The cocktails are imaginative and delightful, mixing personalities from all spectrums of the cocktail scale under a pleasant speakeasy atmosphere. The hostesses are oh so cute and helpful and really know how to answer the always popular question "what do you recommend?". Psst they also have a few specialty Crif Dog's that you can't get on the normal side... A must! (just to say you did it).
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Karen Stephens
reviewed 3 months ago
What a speakeasy is supposed to be. Hard to find location, and bespoke cocktails mixed by masters of the craft. I was seated at the bar in front of Victor. You know how professionals make it look effortless... well that was Victor. No tasting. Exact pours. Double fisted cocktail shaking and mixing. It was like watching an artist paint. I started with the Paddington. I wanted something fruity to cleanse my palate after destroying myself with a bacon wrapped hot dog and cheese fries at Crif Dogs. It was perfect. It contained Banks 5 Island Rum, Lillet Blanc, lemon and grapefruit juice, orange marmalade & St. George Absinthe. I loved it. The marmalade settled to the bottom and gave it a sweet finish. But I wasn't done yet. Next I ordered the Shark to keep the rum theme going. Plus, rum is my best friend. It's made with Butter infused Bacardi Silver Rum, Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, Frangelico, Blue Curçao, lemon and pineapple juice, cream, Bittermans Elemakule Tiki Bitters. It's blue. How can you not love a blue drink? This one was even better than the Paddington. The overproof rum made it. I wanted another one, but note: they don't serve watered down drinks here. Heavy pours and lots of liquors. Two just became my PDT limit. Now I kinda wish PDT wasn't located inside Crif Dogs. I want to get dressed up and come here without smelling like fried food. It's quiet, sophisticated and too pricey to be juxtaposed with cheese fries and rootbeer floats. Uh oh! One trip to a speakeasy and I've become a total snob.
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Mo McBirney
reviewed 5 months ago
My party of three did not make reservations in advance, but we put our name on the waiting list around 8:30. They told us it would be at least a 2-hour wait, but I'm lucky enough to live on the same block as PDT, so we were able to hang out at my apartment until PDT called us. It did take about 2 and a half hours until we were called, but this was to be expected for such a popular place. We were extremely pleased with the quality of our cocktails and the friendliness of our bartender. The tater tots with fresh jalapenos in cheese sauce really hit the spot!
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